novatian definition

  • noun:
    • one of many sect of Novatius, or Novatianus, whom presented the lapsed may possibly not be received once more into communion with the church, which second marriages are unlawful.
    • In church hist., one of a sect created in the exact middle of the 3rd century by Novatianus (also referred to as Novatus), a presbyter of Rome, that has himself consecrated bishop of Rome against Cornelius in 251.
  • others:
    • Of or regarding Novatianus along with his supporters, or their doctrines.
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